Kano State Govt Sacks Commissioner Over Statement Against Abba Kyari

Kano State Governor Umar Ganduje has sacked his Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Muazu Magaji over several statements against the late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari’s death.

After the death was announced by the Presidency on Saturday, Muazu posted “Win win… Nigeria is free and Abba kyari ya mutu a cikin annoba… Mutuwar shahada in Har da Imani mutum ya cika!”

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje

Kyari tested positive for Coronavirus in March and was later transferred to a private hospital in Lagos State where he died on Saturday.

While in a private Isolation in Lagos, the Kano State Commissioner had posted “May Allah heals Abba Kyari. But may Allah not return him as Chief of Staff, PMB need to be his own man”

On Saturday, Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari expressed disappointment over the Commissioner’s statement.

In his post via his Twitter handle Bashir said “I am really disappointed and pained by the Kano State Commissioner for Works, Engr. Muazu Magaji’s remarks on Mallam Abba Kyari’s demise, the commissioner was seen publicly celebrating the death on his Facebook page. I hope @KanoStateNG and @GovUmarGanduje will call him to order.

Hours after Bashir’s post, Kano State government announced the termination of Muazu.

The spokesman tweeted “The Governor has taken an action, the Commissioner has just been sacked following his unguarded utterances. 

“According to a statement from the Kano State Government House, late Abba Kyari had led a life worthy of emulation by serving his country to the best of his ability.”

He also tweeted “JUST IN: @GovUmarGanduje of Kano State has relieved the appointment of the Commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, Engr Mu’azu Magaji, he was removed following his unguarded utterances against the person of late Abba Kyari, a statement from the State Information Commissioner.”

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